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Old June 20th, 2016, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default Is this going to be a game changer to boost popularity of outdoor quad skating?

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On Wheelz makes you able to clip wheels onto almost any shoe, get your own style and roll in any circumstance with your own, personalized, skates. On Wheelz it’s : Skates adaptable to any look for any circumstance, be it a means to roll to work or a fashion statement, always making your personal style greater. The clip* out system itself allows its user to start with a stroll then elegantly switch to a roll, without making a single change to one's outfit, style and personality.










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Old June 21st, 2016, 04:21 AM   #2
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Id mod my shoes for it if the system was simple enough.
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Old June 21st, 2016, 05:28 AM   #3
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I have my doubts about the way the sole latching H/W sockets are embedded in the sole with glue. Despite my love affair with Shoe Goo over the years, IMO, if the suspension is set stiff, and a lot of skating up on the wheel edges is happening, a flexible sole is going to concentrate too much flexing leverage onto the glue holding the sole embedded latching H/W and gradually rip it out.

I am also concerned as to how thick the sole has to be to accept this H/W without your foot feeling it when walking.

The process of setting up a pair of shoes with these four sole embedded H/W items seems tedious and labor intensive. How does is average guy even going to be able to evaluate whether or not the shoes they desire will meet the minimum specification for properly accepting the conversion/upgrade?

How much will the labor cost for the shoe sole hole cuts and H/W install add to the total package price?

What agents in USA will be offering this installation service? How does a skater ensure that plates will end up mounted where the skater needs them to be, and not where the agent installer "thinks" they should go?

I have been formulating different, quick ON/OFF ways of attaching plates to soles for many years, and my conclusions have been and remain that engaging plate along the outer edge of the sole, not in the middle, is the better way to do this. Main reason being that there is not a lot of WEAR going to be happening along the sole edges compared to the bottoms.

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Old June 21st, 2016, 12:19 PM   #4
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http://rollerquad.net/florian-de-flaneurz/

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nice french concept but the buisness market is very closed ...

there is a lack of communication now....do they start to produce them ?

personnaly i m not conviced but will like to try them....
i think the shoes must be firmer locked on the plate on the exterior of the plate exactly.
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Old June 21st, 2016, 12:24 PM   #5
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http://www.flaneurz.com/fr/

the e shop ...must open soon....
you could only order the complete setup ..not the system now....
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Old June 21st, 2016, 02:02 PM   #6
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I had a pair of shoes like this about 15 years ago. Actually, the clip mechanism on those appears to be better than these (from what I remember). There are several downsides, but they are skatable for someone just looking to cruise down the sidewalk.

The tech is not a gamechanger. It's a question of marketing.
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Id mod my shoes for it if the system was simple enough.
I would too, but it does not appear to be all that simple.

In the gluing PIC of the OP, I was trying to decide if the socket is centered directly on the line that intersects the toe peak point, or is it at the more proper location closer to the outside of sole, and a bit offset from the toe peak line.

Then it occurred to me that socket location did not really matter since the plate can be laterally positioned wherever desired on the underside of the H/W board, while the top side of the H/W board still remains in sync with the sole edge.

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Old September 1st, 2016, 05:36 AM   #8
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I remember when inline skates were mounted on soft boots. At that time I was spending my recreation time skiing and I thought it would be better to mount the inline frame on ski boots.
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